EMERALD is a Christian Heavy / Power Metal band from California USA and was formed in late '70s. However, the debut mini album "Armed For Battle" was released in 1987 and became a cult underground US Metal release and one of the best of its kind. The original vinyl version is one of the rarest '80s Power Metal releases and there was a huge demand for a reissue that now became reality! CD version includes 4 bonus tracks and booklet with lyrics, photos & liner notes. Highly recommended for fans of Queensryche, Sacred Warrior and ?80s US Heavy Power Metal.